The American dream of â€śpulling yourself up by your bootstrapsâ€ť is no longer possible, if it ever was. Most of us live paycheck-to-paycheck, and inequality has become one of the greatest problems facing our country. Working people and people of faith have the power to change thisâ€”but only when we get unified!
In this practical and theological handbook for justice, renowned theologian Joerg Rieger and his wife, community and labor activist Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, help the working majority (the 99% of us) understand what is happening and how we can make a difference. Discover how our faith is deeply connected with our work. Find out how to organize people and build power and what our different faith traditions can contribute. Learn from case studies where these principles have been used successfullyâ€”and how we can use them. Develop â€śdeep solidarityâ€ť as a way to forge unity while employing our differences for the common good.
â€śThis book is an invitation for us to listen, with God, to the cries of those who labor.â€ť â€”Shane Claiborne, Author and Activist
â€śWe are all trade unionists now. We are all civil rights activists now. â€¦ Unified We Are a Force is the handbook for all of us who work and are people of faith or goodwill, who believe in a moral universe, to join hands and march together.â€ť â€”Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Author of Forward Together